Happy VQ Day!

The eighth annual VQ Day will be on Wednesday 10th June 2015

What really is VQ day

VQ Day is a national celebration of the impact that vocational qualifications (VQs) have on learners and employers. It shines a light on and recognises the millions of talented and skilled people throughout the UK who have been awarded VQs and used them as a platform for building successful careers. It also recognises those employers that have embraced VQs within their workplace


We believe that vocational qualifications deserve the same accolades and level of recognition that academic qualifications receive. There are GCSE and A-Level results days so why not a day to celebrate VQs? Hence VQ Day!

Vocational qualifications have never been more important to the economy and the individual; they deliver the trained, talented employees businesses are crying out for and ensure young people have the skills needed to succeed in education and work.

The government is investing in vocational routes acknowledging their value, now we want everyone to come together to recognise how high quality VQs can enhance life and work chances.


VQ Day is led by independent education charity, the Edge Foundation, with support from many of the leading players in the vocational education community.

Edge is committed to raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning across the UK